This playlist lists all of the Grateful Dead's original songs (and some from their pre-Grateful Dead days) from 1966, to 1995; when they first debuted the songs in a live setting. From the first notes of "Caution" to the first performance of "Sugar Magnolia", and then all the way to the final live debut, "Unbroken Chain" in 1995, this gives the listener a glimpse into the early debut performances of some of the Grateful Dead's most well-known and beloved songs. Lyrical changes, differing tempos, and dynamics - it's all here, in it's raw glory.
This does not include any covers that the Grateful Dead regularly performed throughout their history, except for special circumstances i.e. "Mission In The Rain")
Note: I'm aware of the inclusion of "El Paso". I was working on this late into the night, and was really tired, so it slipped my mind that I hadn't edited out that performance off of "Chinatown" before uploading. I'm sorry about this.
1/8/66 - Caution (Do Not Stop On The Tracks)
2/23/66 - Standing On The Corner
3/12/66 - You See A Broken Heart
5/19/66 - Cream puff War, Taste Bud, You Don’t Have to Ask
7/3/66 - Cardboard Cowboy, Keep Rolling By
10/6/66 - Alice D Millionaire
3/18/67 - Golden Road
6/18/67 - Alligator
8/4/67 - New Potato Caboose
10/22/67 - The Other One
1/17/68 - Dark Star, China Cat, Eleven, Born X-Eyed,Spanish Jam
1/20/68 - Clementine
May/June XX/68 - St. Stephen (shorter version - May) (Longer - June)
01/17/69 - Cosmic Charlie
12/7/68 - Rosemary
12/20/68 - Mountains of the Moon
1/24/69 - Duprees Diamond Blues, Doing That Rag
6/7/69 - Dire Wolf
6/21/69 - High Time
6/22/69 - Casey Jones
8/21/69 - Easy Wind
11/1/69 - Uncle John’s Band (instrumental)
11/8/69 - Cumberland Blues
12/4/69 - Black Peter, UJB (with Lyrics)
12/19/69 - Mason’s Children
12/20/69 - New Speedway Boogie
3/20/70 - Friend Of The Devil
4/3/70 - Candyman
5/14/70 - Attics Of My Life
6/7/70 - Sugar Magnolia
7/30/70 - To Lay Me Down
8/18/70 - Truckin, Ripple, Brokedown, Operator
9/17/70 - Box Of Rain
9/18/70 - Til The Morning Comes
2/18/71 - Bertha, Loser, Greatest Story, Wharf Rat, Playing
2/19/71 - Bird Song, Deal
7/31/71 - Sugaree, Mr. Charlie
8/24/71 - Brown eyed Woman, Empty Pages
10/19/71 - Tennesee Jed, Jack Straw, Mexicali, Comes a Time, OMSN, Ramble On Rose
12/31/71 - Chinatown Shuffle
3/5/72 - Black Throated Wind
3/21/72 - Looks Like Rain, Two Souls
4/17/72 - He’s Gone
6/17/72 - Stella Blue
7/16/72 - Mississippi Half Step
2/9/73 - Row Jimmy, Loose Lucy, Here Comes Sunshine, TLEO, Eyes,China Doll, Wave That Flag
9/7/73 - Let It Grow
9/8/73 - Weather Report Suite, Let Me Sing Your Blues Away
2/22/74 - Ship Of Fools; Must Have Been The Roses; US Blues
3/23/74 - Scarlet Begonias; Cassidy
5/17/74 - Money Money
6/23/74 - Seastones
3/23/75 - Blues For Allah> Stronger Than Dirt
6/17/75 - Help>Slip>Frank ; Crazy Fingers
8/13/75 - Sage & Spirit; Music Never Stopped
6/3/76 - The Wheel;Might As Well; Lazy Lightning/Supplication
6/4/76 - Mission In the Rain
6/28/76 - Happiness Is Drumming
2/26/77 - Terrapin Station, Estimated
3/18/77 - Fire On The Mountain
5/1/77 - Sunrise
5/15/77 - Passenger
8/30/78 - If I Had The World To Give; Stagger Lee; Miracle
8/31/78 - Shakedown Street; From The Heart Of Me
8/4/79 - Althea, Lost Sailor
8/14/79 Easy To Love You
8/31/79 - Saint Of Circumstance
11/4/79 - Alabama Getaway
3/30/80 - Far From Me
3/31/80 - Feel Like A Stranger
8-28-81: Never Trust A Woman
8-28-82: Day Job & West L.A.
9-15-82: Touch of Grey
9-17-82: Throwing Stones
4-13-83: Maybe You Know
3-25-83: My Brother Esau
5-13-83: Hell in a Bucket
3/28/84 - Don’t Need Love
4/23/84 - Only a Fool
3/27/86 - Revolutionary Hamstrung Blues
12/15/86 - When Push Comes To Shove; Black Muddy River
6/17/88 - Victim Or The Crime
6/19/88 - Foolish Heart
6/20/88 - Blow Away
6/22/88 - I Will Take You Home
6/23/88 - Believe it Or Not
6/26.88 - Gentleman Start engines
10/20/88 - Built To Last
2/5/89 - Standing On The Moon; We Can Run
2/7/89 - Just A Little Light
4/28/89 - Picasso Moon
3/17/91 - Rubin & Cherise
2/22/92 - So Many Roads; Wave To The Wind
2/24/92 - Corrina; Long Way To Go Home
2/21/93 - Lazy River Road; Eternity; Liberty
2/22/93 - Days Between
6/5/93 - Easy Answers
6/8/94 - Samba In The Rain
6/9/94 - If The Shoe Fits
7/20/94 - Childhood’s End
3/19/95 - Unbroken Chain
February 13, 2017 Subject:
Does anyone know how to go about Playing All on this Playlist?
I am presently, having to manually skip to the next song?
February 12, 2017 Subject:
Bergenfield NJ in the house
thanks for taking the time to put this together and sharing....
June 6, 2016 Subject:
This is fantastic! Thank you! Does anyone know if this has been done with the last time each song was played?
May 28, 2016 Subject:
An amazing project!
Thank you so much for such a thoughtful compilation of tunes! I am slowly making my way through but I noticed the last entry was Unbroken Chain...when I listened to that the hairs stood up all over my body....WOW! The energy of the crowd hearing this the first time it was ever played live and in 1995! Priceless! Say what you will....I like Phil's voice.
April 15, 2016 Subject:
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Hi - getting the following error message and note. Can the apparent problem be fixed? The error message also occurs at the url/updated torrent (same hash). Thank you.
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April 11, 2016 Subject:
Time is the most valuable thing we have I'm sure this took a ton of time...wow, HUGE THANKS for all your effort...really nice of you!!!
March 25, 2016 Subject:
Operator is a Hunter composition.
It is amazing to me that someone who claims to have "Googled around" about the song "Operator" never bothered to even listen to the songs. As 99.9% of those reading this know, "Operator" written by Hunter and sung by Pigpen is NOT even remotely the same song as the "Operator: That's not the way it feels" song written by Jim Croce. Similar subject matter but completely different lyrics and melody. RatinaDitch...what gives?
Reviewer:In A Silent Way
March 24, 2016 Subject:
Tons of Steel?
I have to deduct half a star for this omission. Tons of Steel was first played 12/28/1984 at the S.F. Civic Auditorium.
As fate would have it, I saw the first Gentlemen Start Your Engines, the first (and only) Only a Fool, the first Blue Dress/Good Golly medley, and the last Tons of Steel. Sometimes I think Brent was my spirit animal.
March 24, 2016 Subject:
Always enjoy hearing Pigpen sing Operator so I just Googled around a little while listening and found this reference to Jim Croce, who of course wrote the song, and who also died in 1973:
"In 2000, the Martin guitar company produced 73 guitars in honor of Jim Croce. In each of these guitars, an uncirculated 1973 dime was inserted in the third fret fingerboard in honor of this song and the final line, "You can keep the dime." " http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=3365
March 10, 2016 Subject:
I average a full Dead show each day, but I made an exception for this.
Thank you for this lovely compilation; it has served as my soundtrack while I have been grading final papers.
Keep up the good work and smile, smile, smile.
March 5, 2016 Subject:
Thank you for putting all the time and effort into creating this. I'm making my way through it and just love it. It would also be cool to hear the last time they played a song, just after the first time. Maybe someday I'll work on that one :) great project! 🌹⚡️❤️
March 4, 2016 Subject:
Thank You Thank You Thank You. Why didnt I think of this? '81 and '85 are the only years that didnt see new songs. Good Times Blues might have been in Brents cannon prior to the bust out. I could be wrong. Love this.
March 4, 2016 Subject:
Much Love for your three of your Dead plistlist !!!
March 2, 2016 Subject:
The perfect gift for any occasion
GD averaged 5.51 new songs per year. Writing music is right up there with playing music for our beloveds. For the most part, every song is a winner and everyone plays and sings so well. This compilation is genius!
March 1, 2016 Subject: